The Fourth of July has always been one of my favorite holidays because my family hosts a huge party full of swimming, grilling and all our closest friends. This year was no different in that we went to the party......but yet totally different with an active toddler. She was all over the place crawling in and out of the water, on and off the rafts, splashing with her cousins and gobbling down a hot dog and lots of fruit.
One of the perks of having a daughter and super crafty friends is being able to dress her up for all the fun holidays. I bought this Chevron patterned, rag tag stitched shirt from a co-worker and paired it with shorts and sandals she already owned. I've had this outfit planned out since the beginning of June. And now that it's over, I have to get started on her Halloween costume. Seriously.
As I was getting her ready for a grocery shopping trip this morning I had a lightbulb moment. Pigtails. Her hair *might* be long enough for pigtails. What is sweeter on the Fourth of July than a little girl with curly, dainty pigtails? And of course since I live in the south, there had to be hairbows involved. I sat her on the floor of my bathroom with a book to read while I gathered her comb and a glass of water so that I could more easily divide and gather her hair up into the piggies. I've never been a real genius with hair and I'll admit - I was a little nervous and clumsy on my first try but after a few adjustments........here you go. Adorable, right?
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